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5 Tips For Creating A Sales-Focused Showroom

December 18, 2014 12:19 pm | by Afflink | Articles | Comments

Though e-commerce and the need for efficient websites continues to grow, distributors should not forget the importance of having an attractive retail showroom for their brick-and-mortar stores.                 

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Construction Employment Increases In 38 States Over Past Year

December 19, 2014 3:08 pm | by Associated General Contractors of America | News | Comments

Association officials noted that the list of states gaining jobs has varied significantly from month to month as the market remains extremely variable.                             

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2015: A Busy Year For OSHA

December 19, 2014 1:47 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

According to OSHA's budget justification, its plans to increase the number of health inspections next year are just the tip of the iceberg in regards to its full 2015 agenda.                     

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CO2 Levels Reach All-Time High, But Growth Is Slowing

December 19, 2014 1:23 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

While bustling economies with booming industries have often sent CO2 emissions soaring, government actions have begun to mitigate this coupling trend.                             

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6 Key Predictions For Manufacturing In 2015

December 19, 2014 10:10 am | by John Zegers, Director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

John Zegers, director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing, says a convergence of activities suggest that 2015 will be a landmark year for American manufacturing.                   

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United Stationers And ECi Extend Collaboration Agreement

December 19, 2014 9:50 am | by United Stationers | News | Comments

The agreement sets in motion extended integration of United's digital services into a number of ECi's e-commerce platforms, providing resellers access to e-commerce tools both now and into the future.               

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Sides 'Far Apart' In West Coast Port Negotiations

December 19, 2014 9:40 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Longshoremen have continued to work without a contract at 29 ports that are a vital trade link with Asia, though their employers say workers have deliberately slowed their pace over the past few months.             

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U.S. November Construction Jumps 13 Percent

December 18, 2014 4:58 pm | by Dodge Data & Analytics | News | Comments

New construction starts had an overall healthy November gain, led by nonresidential and nonbuilding construction, while residential construction retreated.                           

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Amazon Launches 1-Hour Shipping In Manhattan

December 18, 2014 4:13 pm | by Sarah Skidmore Sell, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The service faces tough competition from other delivery services in Manhattan, such as grocers FreshDirect and Instacart, as well as Google Express, which delivers from a variety of retailers the same day.             

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Snap-on Introduces Reversible Safety Wire Twister & Cutter Pliers

December 18, 2014 4:05 pm | by Snap-on | Product Releases | Comments

The Reversible Safety Wire Twister/Cutter pliers come with a patented one-handed, one-click open/close mechanism and new, smoother-operating twist mechanism to make usage more efficient and comfortable.

New York To Ban Fracking; Environmentalists Cheer

December 18, 2014 10:33 am | by Mary Esch, Associated Press | News | Comments

Following a long-awaited report which concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will enact a ban that is a victory for environmentalists and a blow to industry supporters.      

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MAPI U.S. Industrial Outlook: Widespread Growth Ahead

December 18, 2014 10:06 am | News | Comments

The MAPI Foundation forecasts manufacturing production growth of 3.5 percent in 2015, 3.9 percent in 2016, and 3.1 percent in 2017.                         

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U.S. Consumer Prices Fell 0.3 Percent In November

December 17, 2014 5:07 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Prices have barely budged, even though hiring has picked up and the unemployment rate has fallen to 5.8 percent.                                       

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Timken HQ Receives LEED Gold Certification

December 17, 2014 4:34 pm | by Timken | News | Comments

Built in 1966, the building located near the Akron-Canton airport recently underwent a $65 million, 240,000-square-foot renovation and expansion to serve as the company's new world headquarters.           

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ElectroCraft Expands Integrated Motor Drive Line

December 17, 2014 4:20 pm | by ElectroCraft | Product Releases | Comments

The IMDC technology enables any motor drive to serve as either a stand-alone control solution or as part of a fully-integrated multi-axis system.

United Stationers Announces Sale Of MBS Dev

December 17, 2014 1:26 pm | by United Stationers | News | Comments

United Stationers said MBS Dev, a software solutions subsidiary, will be advanced to meet the specialized needs of distribution industries.                               

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Wajax Makes 2 Executive Appointments

December 17, 2014 10:35 am | by Wajax Corporation | News | Comments

Thomas Alford was added to Wajax' Board of Directors, while Michael Gross will succeed Richard Plain as Senior Vice President, Power Systems.                               

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Presto Lifts Unveils New Powered Heavy-Duty Stacker

December 17, 2014 10:15 am | by Presto Lifts | Product Releases | Comments

The PPS-3000-AS is a compact, easy to use, yet  heavy-duty stacker that boasts a full 3,000 lbs. of capacity with a 24” load center.

ABC Supply Acquires Siding World

December 17, 2014 9:52 am | by ABC Supply | News | Comments

The 17 former Siding World stores join 15 existing ABC Supply branches in Michigan, 13 in Ohio, and eight in Indiana.                                      

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WinWholesale’s Carr Supply Opens Near Detroit, Mich.

December 17, 2014 9:34 am | by WinWholesale | News | Comments

The new branch in Taylor, Mich., will provide high quality plumbing, HVAC, and water service supplies and equipment to contractors in downriver Michigan.                         

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Praxair Announces Jan. 1 Price Increases

December 16, 2014 3:10 pm | by Praxair, Inc. | News | Comments

Praxair says the adjustments will help address rising product costs from suppliers and increasing operating costs at production and distribution facilities.                           

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